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Project ID: 03-1-3-09

Year: 2003

Date Started: 07/30/2003

Date Completed: 09/27/2007

Title: An Automated System for Evaluating BlueSky Predictions of Smoke Impacts on Community Health and Ecosystems

Project Proposal Abstract: BlueSky, a National Fire Plan product, provides real-time predictions of surface smoke concentrations from prescribed fire, wildfire, and agricultural burn activities to aid land managers in burn/no-burn decisions. Currently operational in the Pacific Northwest, BlueSky is a success story of what inter-agency collaboration can accomplish. One critical component of BlueSky that remains to be addressed, and that directly supports TFSP APP 2003-l-Task3, is the development of an automated verification system to evaluate predicted impacts from smoke on communities and ecosystems. A verification system is necessary because land managers need to evaluate their bum decisions against potential National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) exceedances, which requires a clear understanding of the accuracy of the predicted particulate matter (PM) concentration fields. We are proposing to develop this as a real-time tool to allow rapid verification and understanding of smoke dispersion models under all burn conditions.

Principal Investigator: Susan M. O’Neill

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PNW-AirFire Research Team


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Clint Bowman

Washington

Department of Ecology

Co-Principal Investigator

Sue A. Ferguson

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Co-Principal Investigator

Brian K. Lamb

Washington State University-Pullman

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Co-Principal Investigator

David Levinson

BLM-Bureau of Land Management

Montana/Idaho Airshed Group

Collaborator/Contributor

Dick Stender

Washington

Department of Ecology

Collaborator/Contributor

Joseph K. Vaughan

Washington State University-Pullman

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research

Collaborator/Contributor

Rob Wilson

EPA-Environmental Protection Agency

Region 10-Pacific Northwest

Federal Cooperator

Susan M. O’Neill

Forest Service

PNW-AirFire Research Team


Project Locations

Consortium

Alaska

Appalachian

California

Great Basin

Great Plains

Lake States

Oak Woodlands

Northern Rockies

Northwest

Pacific

South

Southern Rockies

Southwest

Tallgrass


There are no project locations identified for this project.

Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    1624 Government Publication Evaluation of the BlueSkyRAINS Smoke Prediction System
    1170 Government Publication The BlueSky Modeling System
    1242 Government Publication The BlueSky Modeling System
    1243 Government Publication Evaluation of the BlueSkyRAINS Smoke Prediction System
    3201 Journal Article Agricultural Air Quality Workshop Special Edition of Environmental Pollution
    2684 Journal Article The BlueSky Smoke Modeling System
    1634 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  
    1635 Conference/Symposia/Workshop An Automated System for Evaluating BlueSky Performance, 2007
    2776 Poster The BlueSky Modeling System
    3331 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Evaluation of the BlueSkyRAINS Smoke Prediction System
    3332 Conference/Symposia/Workshop The BlueSkyRAINS Smoke Modeling System
    3557 Invited Paper/Presentation The BlueSky Smoke Modeling System
    3558 Invited Paper/Presentation Briefing to the USFS National Leadership Team
    2547 Conference/Symposia/Workshop An Automated System for Evaluating BlueSky Prediction of Smoke Impacts on Community Health and Ecosystems
    2548 Conference/Symposia/Workshop The BlueSkyRAINS Smoke Modeling System
    2554 Invited Paper/Presentation The BlueSky Smoke Modeling System
    2593 Invited Paper/Presentation BlueSkyRAINS
    5250 Poster The BlueSky Smoke Modeling System
    5859 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Evaluation of the BlueSkyRAINS Smoke Prediction System
    5836 Conference/Symposia/Workshop An Automated System for Evaluating BlueSky Predictions of Smoke Impacts on Community Health and Ecosystems

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